NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt's defensive staff has a Cleveland Browns flavor.
Whisenhunt continued putting together his staff Monday by announcing the hiring of defensive coordinator Ray Horton and defensive backs coach Louie Cioffi, who each filled the same roles this season in Cleveland. The Browns fired head coach Rob Chudzinski after the season.
During the 2011 and 2012 seasons, Horton was defensive coordinator and Cioffi was defensive backs coach in Arizona while Whisenhunt was the Cardinals' head coach.
The Browns ranked ninth in the NFL in total defense this season, up from 23rd in 2012.
Horton said Monday in a team release that, "I am excited about this opportunity, to be reunited with Coach Whisenhunt and to be a piece of the puzzle to move this team forward."